Tonya White, MD, PhD is an associate professor in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Erasmus University Medical Centre in Rotterdam. She received Bachelors and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering prior to completing medical school at the University of Illinois and later a Ph.D. from Erasmus University. Her residency involved a combined pediatrics, psychiatry, and child and adolescent psychiatry program (Triple Board Program), after which she completed a research fellowship in neuroimaging under Nancy C. Andreasen. Following a junior faculty position at the University of Minnesota, she joined the faculty at Erasmus University Medical Center in 2009 to set up the neuroimaging program in the Generation R study, which has become the largest neuroimaging birth cohort in the world. Her primary research goals are to apply neuroimaging techniques to obtaining a better understanding of genetic and environmental factors associated with typical and atypical brain development in hopes that this will translate into either preventing or decreasing the morbidity of severe psychiatric disorders.
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